The Gay Agenda 2014 is an indispensable guide for those who want to
achieve full legal equality as promised in the United States
This is the 2014 edition of the popular series, The Gay Agenda.
It includes all up to date information about how to achieve legal
equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. If you have not yet read any of the Gay Agenda books, this is the time! If you have read the prior editions go directly to Part IV about what to do in 2014. Find answers to questions such as:
- What are the most important actions we can take in 2014? (see eleven actions on chapter 53)
- Why continue the fight, since it is going to happen anyway? (see chapter 52)
- Should I give directly to candidates or entities such as the Democratic National Committee? (chapter 55)
- Has President Obama delivered on being a fierce advocate? (see chapter 54)
- Is there full equality for LGBT people in any state? (see chapter 56)
- Is the Democratic Party doing enough for equality? (see chapter 56)
- Isn't it true that "politics is the art of the possible"? (see chapter 44)
- To win, shouldn't we play a game of insiders and outsiders? (see chapter 43)
- What's missing for full equality in my state? (see chapters 56 and 57)
- Is anybody keeping real score about how far we are in reaching equality? (see chapter 29)
- Who has taken creative actions to foster LGBT equality? (see chapter 61)
- How can I be more effective as an activist? (see chapter 63)
- Is it there a full declaration of principles for achieving full equality? (see chapter 31)
- Has anyone written a comprehensive bill for full equality? (see chapter 30)
Many more topics are addressed. Check the table of contents below. This book is updated yearly and it is divided into four parts:
- Part I describes what LGBT means and the arguments used to deny equal treatment under the law to this group of people.
- Part II shows what the gay agenda is in detail, including the goals to be achieved.
- Part III describes the different paths available to achieve equality.
- Part IV details specific actions you can take in 2014 to achieve legal equality for the LGBT community.
- Finally, the epilogue describes the ultimate goal, beyond legal equality.
THIS BOOK IS COMPREHENSIVE, AN EASY READ, AND DIRECTED TO A WIDE AUDIENCE
The book has three main characteristics:
- Very comprehensive guide to LGBT equality
- Very easy to read (270 pages divided into 65 very-focused chapters)
- Directed to a wide audience: activists, LGBT people, allies, and
people who can be swayed by the arguments about freedom of religion,
family values, etc in Part I of the book
"Unprecedented. Now in its third year, there is nothing like this book."
"I was also thrilled by your book, ‘The Gay Agenda,' so open, so frank, such empowering ideas. An iconic guidebook for a movement that's now unstoppable."
"It may be the first book that tells the unvarnished truth!"
"It is a compendium/combination of all of the following: an Op Ed, a manual, encyclopedia article, memoir, pep talk."
"The book will be a wonderful resource to anyone who cares about achieving full equality."
"You have certainly tackled a HUGE and BROAD topic and done a marvelous job."
"It is definitely an easy read since the chapters are only two or three pages long!"
"Such a terrific project, book, contribution!!!!"
IS THIS BOOK FOR YOU?
- If you have read any of the previous editions of The Gay Agenda, read Part IV
in detail since it is completely new and describes the actions to take
- If you are seeking to understand the most important social issue of
our generation, this book is for you (especially Part I and the
- If you are a parent or grandparent interested in family values and
protecting your children, this book is for you (especially Parts I, II,
and the epilogue).
- If you are a policy maker, independently of party affiliation, who
wants to write laws that are fair, this book is for you (read it all).
- If you are a religious person interested in preserving your freedom
of religion, this book is for you (especially Part I and the epilogue).
- If your sexual orientation or gender identity or expression does
not fit that of the majority, this book is for you. You may know some of
the information presented, but you will gain insights and inspiration
for fighting for equal treatment under the law (so read it all and take
- If you are a believer in equality, this book is for you. You may
know some of the book’s content, but read it all and take action.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Juan Ahonen-Jover, Ph.D, is an entrepreneur who did well and is now doing good. He is the creator and cofounder of eQualityGiving, ActOnPrinciples, eQualityThinking, and Loving Everywhere, and the convener of the Omnibus Bill and the Dallas Principles—all focused on the fundamental principle that everyone should be treated equally under the law.
Juan was awarded a Fulbright fellowship and was educated at Stanford
University in supercomputers and business. He has four advanced degrees
and is fluent in four languages. He co-authored a book on computers and
is an innovator in election protection.
Juan enjoys speaking engagements from time to time. Contact him below.
CONTACT THE AUTHOR
TABLE OF CONTENTS
What We Accomplished in 2013
What We Accomplished in 2012
Part I: Who Are These LGBT People?
1. Who Are These Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) People?
2. A Day in the Life of a Family
3. A Bad Day in the Life of a Family
4. Your Family’s Values
5. Defining Family
6. It’s Unnatural!
7. You Are Sick!
8. The Bible Says So
9. Your Freedom of Religion
10. Is Homosexuality a Choice?
11. Let Me Straighten You
12. Don’t Flaunt It!
13. Understand, Accept, and Respect
14. It’s About Freedom; It’s About Being Better People
15. Summary: Who Are These LGBT People?
Part II: Why A Gay Agenda?
16. Special Rights
17. If I Am Not Gay, Why Should I Care about Gay Rights?
18. Barney Frank’s Radical Homosexual Agenda
19. Thinking Bigger
20. Q: What’s the Gay Agenda?
21. It’s Not Rocket Science
22. Equality Goal: Nondiscrimination
23. Equality Goal: Marriage Equality
24. Equality Goal: Protecting Youth
25. Equality Goal: Same-Gender Parenting
26. Equality Goal: Freedom of Gender
27. Equality Goal: Serving in the Military
28. Equality Goal: Hate-Crimes Legislation
29. Keeping Score
30. Equal Once and For All
31. What Happened in Dallas?
32. A Movement for All
33. Summary: Equal under the Law
Part III: Different Paths?
34. Three Main Paths
35. Path #1: The Courts
36. Activist Judges
37. Supreme Indecision
38. Path #2: The Legislatures
39. Endorsing Candidates for Elected Office
40. Counting the Votes
41. Counting the Money
42. They Were Wrong
43. Insiders and Outsiders
44. Politics As the Art of the Possible
45. More Republicans Are In
46. From Endorsements to Legislation: Act on Principles
47. Path #3: Popular Vote
48. Winning Hearts and Minds
49. Equal Rights and Businesses
50. Building Coalitions
51. Summary: The Paths to Equality
Part IV: What You Can Do In 2014
52. Don't Stop
53. Your Turn: Eleven Actions You Can Take in 2014
54. Make the President Do It
55. Critical Equality Races
56. Reaching 100 Percent in the States
57. The Other Thirty States
58. Back to the Supremes
59. How Much Is Equality Worth to You?
60. Strategic and Creative Donors
61. Acting DIfferently
62. Your Turn: Supporting Organizations
63. Your Turn, Your Way
64. My Turn, My Way
65. Summary: Don't Stop
A Respectful Message for You
Epilogue: The Ultimate Goal
About the Author
Appendix 1: Notable LGBT People
Appendix 2: The Dallas Principles
Appendix 3: Good Companies
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